An evening of film and conversation about local people’s response to the global refugee crisis organised by Lewes Actions for Refugees, Lewes Group in Support of Refugees and Asylum Seekers, Lewes Amnesty Group and the Depot Cinema.
The programme will begin with two short films about unaccompanied children in Calais and Brighton, followed by 'CALAIS CHILDREN: A CASE TO ANSWER', directed by Sue Clayton (60 mins). Sue Clayton has been producing and directing films for over 30 years and has spent the last 12 months working full-time on the Calais issue as a journalist, film-maker and academic. Sue will introduce the film and join the discussion afterwards.
Other panel members: Elaine Ortiz Founder of the Hummingbird Project, which delivered front line services in the Jungle until it was demolished in Oct 2016. The project is now based in the UK providing group and 1:1 support to young refugees in Brighton and London.
Lilian Simonsson Lewes Actions for Refugees and Enthum Foundation. Inspired by volunteering in Calais, the Enthum team is establishing specialistsupported accommodation for unaccompanied asylum seeking children affected by complex trauma and trafficking.
Jean Gould Lewes Group in Support of Refugees and Asylum Seekers. LGSRAS has been working for 15 years advocating for better treatment of refugees and asylum seekers. It also runs a volunteer befriender scheme for Syrian families settled in the Lewes District.
There will be an opportunity to talk afterwards over a drink. First glass included in the ticket price of £10. The event starts at 7.30pm. Tickets available from the Depot. Profits will be distributed between the presenters’ organisations.